JAPANESE SNEAKERS, ONITSUKA AND CO.


Few shots from a ToptoTop shop in DaikanYama (yes again DaikanYama :) specialized in Japanese sneaker brands.

First we have DragonBeard, it seems the company is about 10 year old.

Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


I like their sneaker models but they also have casual and walking shoes (less my type).

Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


The most famous brand abroad is certainly Onitsuka Tiger by Asics (same founder, Mr. Onitsuka... obviously).

Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


The two brands share the same logo, if ASICS is a sports label, Onitsuka Tiger is more of a fashion sporty shoes :).

Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


Uma Thurman wore the model "Mexico 66" in Kill Bill by Quentin Tarantino and helped to make the label "Onitsuka tiger" popular around the world.

Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


The Möbus shoes : they are sold as a German brand...

Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


... But it seems more tricky than that. I found an interesting article about it. In fact, Onitsuka seems to be also behind this brand in Japan...

Apparently dragonbeard's owner runs also this label TopSeven :

Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


Some good things imho.

And finally there is also some HO&OH shoes.

Onitsuka tiger, DragonBeard, Mobus


I have no idea from where this brand is actually...

That's about it for the Japanese sneaker brands, I think. Are they new to you (apart from Onituska)? Could be popular or are sold in your area?

For the next "Sneakers in Japan" article I will visit the shoe supermarket ABC Mart...


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Tags : Sneakers Dragon Beard Onitsuka Tiger

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By 2nihon At 2009-10-12 07:32:33

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That first one is VERY blue, but I like it.


By Jérome At 2009-10-12 07:38:56
from Home ,Shower and bed!
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He he, that was a fast comment :) Thanks!


By pchan At 2009-10-14 02:49:35
from Bruxelles
http://pchan.over-blog.com

J'ai toujours halluciné sur le nombres de modà¨les proposés!
Je profite toujours de mes séjours au Japon pour en acheter d'autant que les prix sont parfois carrément avantageux (surtout en ce qui concerne les grandes marques, Adidas, Nike, etc...).
Malheureusement, les marques locales restent quand meme relativement onéreuses.


By Jérome At 2009-10-14 07:03:34
from Home ,Soon in Ofuro
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Salut pchan, je suis entià¨rement d'accord avec toi! Pour les grandes marques on trouve souvent de belles choses meme a moins de 8000 yens quant aux marques locales c est plutot 12000 entre 15000 en moyenne ...En gros ... Tu verras dans mon article sur le sujet (la semaine prochaine je pense <- chauffage de buzz ;-) les nouvelles collections sont sur le mode arc-en-ciel! Beaucoup de couleurs, presque trop!


By xnnc At 2009-11-06 03:29:29
from Orthez, France
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Juste une petite précision, Onitsuka Tiger est l'origine de ASICS et non pas une marque d'Asics.
En effet, Onitsuka Tiger a été créé Kihachiro Onitsuka et devint au fil du temps une référence sportive, puis, avec le rapprochement de 2 autres marques, ASICS fut créé.
Le revival de la marque Onitsuka Tiger est du essentiellement à  la mode du moment qui nous ressort toutes les vielles chaussures de notre enfance et d'avant (pour notre plus grand plaisir d'ailleurs).
Et pour répondre à  ta question, on dit toujours Basket ou Tennis par chez nous, Sneakers et quasi inconnu à  part par les fans peut-etre.


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